Lesson Study


Lesson Study Shared Learning Day 


On March 12th, the day before the storm, we celebrated our annual shared learning day. We had representatives from 23 schools, all of whom participated in our Lesson Study cycle. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was palpable for what happened to be our last day of term; a great way to see out the term!


Improving teaching and learning is at the very heart of what we do in teacher professional development and it is what teachers continually work towards in their daily work. I felt such a sense of professional fulfilment having led the Primary STEM to conduct the Lesson Study Cycle with their schools. I saw first hand the powerful work we do in schools and just how much our service is valued by teachers.


Enjoy some of the visual highlights from the day. 





What is Lesson Study? 


Lesson study is a model of professional development which supports teacher learning through collaboration. Lesson study consists of a cycle of phases, where a group of teachers work together to plan, conduct, observe and reflect on a research lesson. Through these phases, teachers share their knowledge and experience and have opportunity to collaboratively identify, trial and reflect on new practices. By participating in lesson study, teachers become researchers of their own practice through their investigation of innovative pedagogical approaches, with careful consideration of pupil learning. Teachers who have participated in lesson study have noted positive changes in their classroom practices and in their collaborations with colleagues. Research has also indicated that participation in lesson study has the potential to positively impact pupil learning, develop teacher knowledge and build teacher community (Lewis & Perry, 2017; Ni Shuilleabhain & Seery, 2017; Lieberman, 2009).




Lesson Study Posters 2019

Lesson Study Posters 2020

St. Patrick's 

Virgin Mary GNS

St. Colmcille's 

St. Mary's 

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin

St. John's 

An Grianán NS

SN Cholmcille Naofa

Fossa NS

St. Stephen's 

St. Colmcille's

Scoil Chroí Naofa

SS Michael and Peter JS

St. Conaire's 

Killashee NS 

St. Clare's 

Belmayne NS 

Clochar Loreto

Carrigaline ETNS





An Grianán NS

St. Laurence's NS

SN an Bháin Mhóir

Bunscoil Rís 

Dooish NS

Dunboyne JPS

Faughart CNS

Gneeveguilla NS

Killeeneen NS

Clochar Loreto Rathfarnham

St. Patrick's NS

Scoil Bhríde

Scoil Chonnla Phádraig

Scoil Fhursa

Scoil Phádraig

St. Colmcille's NS

St. Columba BNS

St. Fiachra's SNS

St. Gabriel's NS

St. Louise de Marillac PS

St. Oliver's NS